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|Final Figures on Casualties by Industrial
Accidents in 1998
The Ministry of Labour has recently announced the final figure on industrial
accidents involving casualties (deaths and injuries requiring a work absence
of four days or more, final figures) in 1998. According to the ministry,
industrial accident casualties in all industries totaled 148,248 persons,
a decrease of 8,478 from 156,726 for the previous year, even breaking the
historical low recorded in 1997.
By industry, the manufacturing industry accounted
for the largest share with 42,269 casualties
(28.5% of all industry total), followed by
the construction industry (38,117; 25.7%),
and the land cargo transportation industry
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